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Scandinavian American. [volume] (Seattle, Wash.) 1945-1958, September 01, 1945, Image 14

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Amongst . Scandinavians
Here and There
The 1944 Citation for Sports
manship has been awarded post-‘
humously to Sergt. Torger Tokle.‘
the champion ski—jumper who was1
killed in action in Northern Italy
last spring. the Sportsmanship
Brotherhood announced. The cita
tion will be presented to Tokle’s.l
brother Kyrre. who is a chief petty‘
officer on the U. S. destroyer Leon.
Copies also will be _sent to Tokle‘s(
parents in Norway. l
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The Swedish Church's first tem-l
ple in South America was dedi-y
cated in Buenos Aires Aug. 5th‘
in ceremonies conducted by Bishop
David Torsten Ysander of Visby.
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Morris Sorensen, 76. Kittitasl
valley farmer, who received the‘
Washington State College “out-'
standing farmer" award in 1935.1
died recently after a long illness!
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Olson. 1562
E. 177th St.. Seattle, celebrated
their golden‘wedding anniversary
Aug. 26th with open house fort>
their friends at the home of their
son. Ralph c. Olson. E. 177th St.’
Mr. and Mrs. Olson were mar
ried August 26. 1895, in Superior.
Wis. Mr. Olson. 75 years old, was
born in Malmo. Sweden, and his
wife. 72. was born in Tvedstrand,-
Norway. ’
'The couple lived for five 12|
years in Superior. then moved to
Seattle. which has been their resi
dence for the past 45 years. Olson
worked in the construction busi
ness until his retirement.
Mr. and Mrs. Olson have two
other children. a daughter. Mrs.
James DeWitt, Bremerton. and a
son, Chester Olson. with the arm
ed forces in Germany.
Adolph Lundquist. 104 4th Ave.
S.. Seattle. reported to police re
cently that he lost 1,000 shares of
Idaho mining stock in a Jackson
St. hotel.
Meats & Poultry of Quality
85 Pike Street
109 Pike Street
4521 I‘niversity Way
Filipino Social and Improvement Club
515' z Maynard
103 Twelfth
ll‘! “. Donn) “any (iArfivld 5450
Um m: S~uHYIOfls Fun-st Iicsmurmns"
HI3 Fifth .\Hmm- So-nttle
I But police are somewhat pessi—
mistic about recovering the stock
‘for Lundquist. It seems it was
1{lost some time ago—win 1909.
: Lundquist told Report C 1 e r k
iGeorge O'Brien he made his long
delayed report because he heard.
?the mine recently had been reop
lened and figured the stock now
imay be valuable.
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i It may not be generally known,
lbut the designer of the new pet
lpropelled plane, “Shooting Star.”
ris the son of Swedish immigrant
‘parents. His name is Clarence L.
Johnson, and he war born at Ish
peming. Mich.. where his father
and mother settled upon arrival
‘from abroad. At the age of 12.
Clarence Johnson made a draw
!ing of his first plane. He called
lit “Merlin" after a magician he
had seen perform in his home
ltown. and predicted it would some
Iday fly to the moon at the terrific
ispeed of 300 miles an hour. In
1941 Clarence Johnson, who holds
‘ the responsible position as chief
Wresearch engineer at Lockheed,
ultried to secure funds from the‘
igovernment to build an experi
mental jet-propelled plane. The
War Department turned him
; down and not until June 1943 did
‘Ihe succeed in getting sufficient
allotment of funds to make his
jdream come true.
I x: as a: I
Arne Zetterstrom, 27 years old.
lholder of the world deep-sea div
!ing record, suffocated Aug. 8th
lwhile ascending from a 160-meter
(175 yard) dive which would have
. broken his old record of 112 met
ers set in December, 1944. A mis
-hap with the diving apparatus;
caused his death. He was a Swed-‘
ish navy diver. ‘
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Sixty years of wedded life were‘
celebrated recently by Mr. and‘
ers. Nels A. Lindblad of 6233 lst
.Ave. N. W. They were married in
Philadelphia. Pa., August 26. 1885.
The anniversary was marked by
a dinner party for their family
iand close friends. The couple havel
ithree daughters. Mrs. John Clau
.sen, Edmonds; Mrs. Carl Dalquest,
’Seattle, and Mrs. Raymond Jame
éson. Mount Vernon.
\ The Lindblads lived in Everett
!for 45 years before moving to Se
;attle four years ago.
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1 Sweden already the possessor of
;the World‘s two fastest distance
; runners. unveiledanother speedster
‘iin its national championship track,
meet. Lennart Strand, an unher
‘alded athlete, scored a terrific up
;set Aug. 12th by defeating Arne
§Andersson. Sweden's second-rank
‘ed runner. for the L500-meter title.
l Strand was clocked in 3247.3.
‘four and three tenths seconds off
qunder Haegg's world mark of
3:43. Haegg ran only in the 5.000-1
Rev. J. T. Norby 0f
Seamen’s Mission
Taken By Death
The Rev. J. T. Norby. 65 years
old, pastor of the Seattle Sea
men‘s Mission, 107 Columbia St..
and widely known in- the state.
'died Sept. 4th in a hospital after
a short illness. _
i Mr. Norby, a native of Norway,
icame to this country and to the
1West Coast when a boy. He was
trained for the ministry at St.
Olaf's College and completed his
work at Red Wing College and
Seminary in Minnesota.
Prior to accepting his post with
the mission here in 1938, he had
held Lutheran pastorates in Bel
lingham from 1913 until 1933. He
had also been a minister in
meter event and won easily in
14:29. considerably over his re
‘cord of 13.582
Gunder Haegg, Sweden’s out
standing distance runner, barely
nosed out the comparatively un
known Aake Durkfeldt in a 3,000-
meter race at Kalskoga in Cen- ‘
'tral Sweden. The great Gunder, ‘
who holds the world record of
l8:01.2 for the event, was timed
in 8:33.8 today. Durkfeldt was two- I
tenths of a second behind.
a: it at: , '
I Funeral services for Max Ander-'
Ison, 67. who died at his home inl
Onalaska, were recently held in Se
Five months ago Mr. Anderson
was appointed by Governor Wall
gren as head of the Washington
State Honor Camp at Onalaska.
He had lived in Seattle 14 years 1‘
before his appointment and for
eight years had been assistant su
perintendent of the King County ‘
Jail. Before comiing to Seattle he
had lived in Spokane for 30 years
where he had been superintendent
of the Spokane county jail.
Born in Sweden, Mr. Anderson
came to the United States at the!
age of 21.
He was a member of the Swedish
>Club, the Svea Male Choir, Svith
iod Lodge. Scandinavian Fratern
ity of America. Vass Lodge and
the Scandinavian-American Demo
cratic Club.
i He ‘is survived by his widow.
1Victoria; three thildren, Mrs. Alma<
.Haglund and Mrs. Louise Bjork
‘lund. both of Seattle, and Mrs.
iMamie Shumway, California; a|
Lbrother, Nels, Spokane; one broth-|
ier and one sister in Sweden and
‘five grandchildren. ’
fit It 1!
Mr. and Mrs. Axel L. Nelson,
14342 Greenwood Ave. recently
celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary with an open house for
friends and relatives.
Married in Seattle. Mr. and Mrs.
Nelson lived in East Stanwood and
Clinton before coming here to live.|
Mr. Nelson, 79,, was born in Rock
ford, Ill., and his wife, 71.. is a
{native of Denmark.
‘ The couple have three children,
is son Fred H. of Langley. and two
‘daughters. Mrs. T. J. McGough and
3Mrs. C. H. Anderson. both of Se
iattle. They have a grandson. Ralph
‘McGough and a great-granddaugh
! Q I
Alev Gabrielsen, 56. state re
presentative from Vancouver in
‘1937 and 1939. and candidate for
governor of Washington in l940.u
died a stort time ago at the home!
of a friend, 7015 48th Ave. S.
Born in LaCenter. Clark Coun
ty, Mr. Gabrielsen had been active
in politics most of his life. Two
years ago he established the
‘Roosevelt American, :1 monthly
‘ newspaper.
‘ At the time of his death. he
‘was a member of Commissioner
Joseph A. Whetstone's staff.
‘ He is survived by a daughter.
‘Mrs. Roswell Luthin, Yonkers. NI
‘1'.: two sister. Geda Gabrielsen,f
Portland. Ore. and Mrs. Rena Lo-i
berg, Echo, Ore. and four broth—
ers. Herman, Jar-ob and Peter. all
of LaCenter, and Edward Gabriel
sen of Scio. Om.
Slim 2686
SEnN-a 9920
Surviving are his widow, Julia,
at their home. 509 N. 42nd St.;
six daughters, Mrs. Edna Haavik,
Mrs. Josephine Johnson and Mrs.
Pernille Crout, all of Seattle; Mrs.
Valborg Grande, Tacoma, and Mrs.
Esther Meyer and Mrs. Marie
Looysen. both of Bellingham;
three sons. Platoon Sex-gt. Philip
Norby, U. S. Marine Corps; Joseph
Norby. U. S. Navy, and Theo
Norby, Ashland, 0'11, and ten
News In Brief:
The traditional ceremonies con
nected with the awarding of the
Nobel prizes are expected to take
place in Stockholm this year.
Awards for literature, physics. and
medicine will be given, besides
two chemistry and two peace
‘ Twu hundred Swedish-speaking
iAmerlcans from the armed forces
§will be able to start university
lstudies in SWeden in the spring
for 1946, according to a communi
;cation from SHAEF to the Swed
i ish authorities. A committee head
;ed by Professor Thore Engstrom
‘er. rector of Uppsala university.
has been engaged for some time ‘in
making preparations.
The Swedish Cooperative Move
ment is being represented at the
first postwar meeting in London.
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the subjects for discussion is co
operative wholesale trade. the
American delegates being particu
larly interested in the oil business.
Sweden's au- traffic has already
passed its prewar volume, Captain
Carl Florman. head of Aerotrans
port, the Swedish line serving Eu.
ropean points, said in a recent in.
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